Sara Gilbert: Of Course ABC Should Have Canceled Roseanne!

Thanks to ABC, Sara Gilbert is currently out of a job.

She no longer stars as Darlene on Roseanne because Roseanne no longer exists, not after executives quickly canceled Season 11 of the sitcom after Roseanne Barr got all racist on Twitter.

At this point, you must be familiar with the story, right?

Familiar with how Barr Tweeted a so-called joke about former White House advisor Valerie Jarrett that compared her to an ape and with how ABC finally had enough of her controversial viewpoints to give her and her show the axe?

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” wrote the network’s President in response to Barr’s remark.

From there, of course, pretty much everyone with a social media account chimed in on Roseanne and on the cancelation.

Gilbert among them.

“Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show,” Tweeted the veteran actress, adding:

“I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.”

On Monday, during an episode of The Talk, Gilbert basically reiterated this stance.

“I would like to say that this has been a very difficult week,” the 43-year-old said to begin her commentary, adding on the subject:

“A lot of people have been hurt by this. I will say I am proud of the show we made.

“The show has always been about love, diversity and inclusion, and it’s sad to see it end in this way. I am sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process.

“However, I do stand behind the decision that ABC made.”

At various points, it has sounded as if Roseanne even agrees with the decision, having Tweeted last week that she doesn’t deserve anyone coming to her defense.

(She has since re-Tweeted many people coming to her defense, of course, and also blamed her racism on Ambien and said lots of other weird stuff.)

On yesterday’s program, meanwhile, Gilbert’s The Talk co-host, Sheryl Underwood, chimed in as follows:

“I’m really glad to hear you say that because as a black woman who is a comedian, I’m very, very proud of Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment.

“And as Spike Lee says, a lot of people came together to do the right thing and I’m happy to see that it was done swiftly.”

And then there was this from Julie Chen:

“Canceling the show so quickly sent a strong message and the right message, that’s for sure.”

On this point, most people seem to agree.

All this said, ABC may not be done with the Roseanne franchise.

In fact, the network is strongly considering a spinoff that would focus on Gilbert’s character of Darlene.

We hear that John Goodman would be interested in just such an idea, as would other castmates from the original series and also the rebooted version.

Aside from sticking it to Barr, a spinoff would save the jobs of approximately 200 people who worked on Roseanne.

Even Barr might have trouble finding something negative to say about that.


Elizabeth Gilbert Mourns Death of Partner Rayya Elias

Elizabeth Gilbert – the author best known for the book Eat, Pray, Love – has shared a moving message on Instagram in memory of her partner, Rayya Ellis.

The 57-year old tragically passed away this week.

Along with the following photo of Ellis playing guitar, Gilbert wrote the following.

(We’ll just quote her word for word, in its entirety, out of respect.)

She was my love, my heart, my best friend, my teacher, my rebel, my angel, my protector, my challenger, my partner, my muse, my wizard, my surprise, my gift, my comet, my liberator, my rock star, my completely impossible non-cooperator, my otherworldly visitor, my spiritual portal, and my baby.

I loved you so much, Rayya. Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river.

It has been the greatest honor of my life. I would tell you to rest in peace, but I know that you always found peace boring. May you rest in excitement.

I will always love you.


Gilbert went public with her relationship with Elias in September of 2016 … after Elias was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer, the latter of which is an incurable disease.

The happy and sad news came a few months after Gilbert split from her husband, Jose Nunes, whom she famously wrote about in her bestselling book, Eat Pray Love.

It was the story of a woman at a crossroads in her life, who went off in search of answers.

Each chapter was divided into sections; about food, about religion and, at last, about romance.

The memoir was turned into a hit movie that starred Julia Roberts as Gilbert.

On New Year’s Day, Gilbert posted a pictre of the couple embracing in front of a fireplace.

“Happy New Year, everyone. You made it. We made it. Blessed be. #2018,” she wrote as a caption.


In June, meanwhile, Gilbert and Elias shared a “ceremony of love,” which Gilbert explained wasn’t legally binding, but which she described as “just a private celebration of what we have long known to be true: We belong to each other.”

She added this past summer:

More difficult days are to come. It doesn’t get easier from here. Her illness is grave. But our love is strong. We will walk together as far as we can go together.

After that, it all gets turned over to God. Create beauty with every day you are given.

May Elias rest in peace.


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